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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K OF AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY)

 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 15, 2017
 
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
New York
1-7657
13-4922250
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
200 Vesey Street
New York, New York
10285
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 640-2000
 
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
 
 
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Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure

American Express Company (the “Company”) is hereby furnishing below delinquency and write-off statistics for the Card Member lending portfolio of its U.S. Consumer Services (“USCS”) operating segment and the U.S. Small Business Card Member lending portfolio of its Global Commercial Services operating segment for the months ended August 31, September 30 and October 31, 2017.

American Express Company
U.S. Consumer Services and U.S. Small Business
Delinquency and Write-off Rate Statistics

As of and for the months ended August 31, September 30 and October 31, 2017

(Billions, except percentages)
   
August 31,
2017
   
September 30,
2017
   
October 31,
2017
 
USCS Card Member loans:
                 
Total loans
 
$
49.5
   
$
49.3
   
$
50.0
 
30 days past due loans as a % of total
   
1.2
%
   
1.3
%
   
1.3
%
Average loans
 
$
49.2
   
$
49.4
   
$
49.7
 
Net write-off rate – principal only (a)
   
1.8
%
   
1.6
%
   
1.8
%
                         
U.S. Small Business Card Member loans:
                       
Total loans
 
$
10.4
   
$
10.5
   
$
10.6
 
30 days past due loans as a % of total
   
1.1
%
   
1.1
%
   
1.1
%
Average loans
 
$
10.3
   
$
10.5
   
$
10.6
 
Net write-off rate – principal only (a)
   
1.6
%
   
1.4
%
   
1.6
%
                         
Total U.S. Consumer and Small Business Card Member loans
 
$
59.9
   
$
59.9
   
$
60.6
 

(a)
Net write-off rate based on principal only (i.e., excluding interest and /or fees).

The statistics presented above provide information that is additional to the data reported by the American Express Credit Account Master Trust (the “Lending Trust”) in its monthly Form 10-D report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Card Member loans that have been securitized through the Lending Trust do not possess identical characteristics with those of the total USCS or U.S. Small Business Card Member loan portfolios, which include all securitized and non-securitized Card Member loans.  The reported credit performance of the Lending Trust may, on a month-to-month basis, be better or worse as a result of, among other things, differences in the mix, vintage and aging of loans, the use of end-of-period principal loan balances to calculate write-off statistics in the Lending Trust compared to the use of average loan balances over the reporting period used in the statistics of the USCS and U.S. Small Business Card Member loan portfolios, as well as other mechanics of the calculation for the Lending Trust net write-off rate, which is impacted by any additions to the Lending Trust within a particular period.
 
 
 
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Set forth below is certain information regarding the credit performance of the Lending Trust for its three most recent monthly reporting periods, as reported in its Form 10-D report filed with respect to each such period.

American Express Credit Account Master Trust

(Billions, except percentages)

   
August 1, 2017
through
August 31, 2017
   
September 1, 2017
through
September 30, 2017
   
October 1, 2017
through
October 31, 2017
 
Ending total principal balance
 
$
23.8
   
$
23.5
   
$
23.6
 
Defaulted amount
 
$
0.04
   
$
0.04
   
$
0.04
 
Annualized default rate,  net of recoveries
   
1.5
%
   
1.4
%
   
1.4
%
Total 30+ days delinquent
 
$
0.2
   
$
0.2
   
$
0.2
 

 
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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
(REGISTRANT)
 
 
By:
/s/ Tangela Richter
Name: Tangela Richter
Title: Corporate Secretary



Date:  November 15, 2017
 
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